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Girl, 13, in critical condition after being shot at Evanston

EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — A 13-year-old girl was shot Monday evening on the west side of Evanston.

Officer responded to the shooting at the 1300 block of Fowler Avenue at approximately 6:20 pm, according to Evanston police.

#Evanston PD responded to a shooting in the 1300 block of Fowler at approx 6:20pm. Upon arrival officers located a 13 year old female who suffered a GSW. Victim was transported by @EvanstonFD to an area hospital in critical condition. pic.twitter.com/q5SNBL5SAw

— Evanston, IL Police (@EvanstonPD) July 26, 2022

Upon arrival, officers located the 13-year-old girl who suffered a gunshot wound.

She was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

Police said an initial investigation found an unknown offender fired a gun over a fence into a backyard where several teenagers were.

Police said the 13-year-old girl was the only known injury from the shooting as of around 8:30 pm on Monday.

No offenders are in custody.

While there was a large police presence in the area, residents were urged to use caution.

Non-residents are advised to avoid the area.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Evanston police at 847-866-5000.

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